Library of Congress highlights racist origins of cannabis prohibition (Newsletter: June 17, 2020)

Library of Congress highlights racist origins of cannabis prohibition (Newsletter: June 17, 2020)

Louisiana gov signs marijuana bills; USVI gov: cannabis safer than opioids; Ohio activists seek SCOTUS help for decrim petitions Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { listeners: [], forms: { on: function(evt, cb) { window.mc4wp.listeners.push( { event : evt, callback: cb } ); } } } })(); Email address: Leave this field empty if you’re human: Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… By starting a $10 per month pledge on Patreon—or about 45 cents per issue of this newsletter—you can help us rely less on ads to cover our expenses, hire more journalists and bring you even more marijuana news. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) signed a bill that will let patients get medical cannabis for any debilitating condition their doctors see fit. He also approved legislation on marijuana business banking access and legal protections for doctors. A new Library of Congress post highlights the nakedly racist news coverage that helped to drive the criminalization of marijuana a century ago. U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. (D) spoke about how cannabis is a safer pain medication than opioids. He also urged lawmakers to pass a broader marijuana legalization bill to expand patient access and generate revenue. “Cannabis is safer, in many instances, for the treatment of pain than opioids that have become commonplace and an…

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